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Our Mission

To foster equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for the LGBT+ community through strategic policy, professional enrichment, ally partnerships, and economic development.

The Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber supports LGBT+ and allied businesses through business development and growth strategy training; networking and collaborative creation; procurement of assets and funding; and advocacy for LGBT+ visibility and economic equity.

  • Develop business skills and expertise through workshops, seminars, and business training.
  • As the largest Charlotte region LGBTQ business/professional advocacy organization, market, network and grow visibility through our referral and networking opportunities.
  • Advocate for positive economic, social, and political change.


We envision an economically empowered LGBTQ business community that inspires others.

We empower our small business entrepreneurs and professionals, collaborate with nonprofit advocates, and engage with business and civic leaders to support policies that foster a more inclusive and welcoming business community.


Our values are inherent to our identity as an organization. They guide the way we work with our members, our community, and with each other. Our key values are SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, PASSION, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, EQUITY and SUCCESS. Through these values, we support a culture where ideas can grow, individuals can thrive, and our entrepreneurs can flourish.

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As the Carolinas LGBT+ business/professional advocate, we work to serve our Members and Partners exceptionally:

  • Plan exceptional service models
  • Communicate and provide exceptional service


We are responsive leaders for our LGBT+ business and professional community

  • Demonstrate a commitment to integrity and ethics
  • Collaborate to accomplish more than what could be achieved individually
  • Listen to others for understanding to make informed decisions
  • Assume positive intent
  • Stand accountable to and for one another’s actions and results
  • Develop future leaders


We are passionate about our work, our Members, and our Community

  • Promote a contagiously positive, energizing, optimistic, and fun atmosphere
  • Drive support for economic empowerment and equality
  • Take pride in the work we do

Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

We welcome a membership that is as diverse as the regions in which we live

  • Collaborate with diverse business communities and organizations
  • Infuse an inclusive culture into everything we do
  • Reflect the diversity of our membership in leadership opportunities
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We love success!

Recognize the hard work of Volunteers, Board, and Staff

Support Members and Partners to reach their objectives and commend them when they succeed

CLGBTCC uses its affiliation with the following organizations to build recognition for today’s vibrant LGBT+ business and professional community and to foster the growth of similar organizations throughout the region:

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Charlotte Small Business Coalition, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, & South Carolina Association of Community Economic Development

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